The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act does not explicitly state that an injured employee in Illinois is entitled to travel expenses for travel to and from his/her medical treatment. However, the courts have held that under certain circumstances travel expenses are reimbursable.
If a claimant can show that travel to a distant doctor is necessary because the type of medical treatment is not available in the local area, the claimant might be entitled to reimbursement of her travel expenses. However, if the treatment sought is available in the local area but not at a doctor that the claimant wishes to treatment with the travel expenses would not be reimbursable.
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